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Six years ago our vision for IVFAF was to bring together vampire creatives from the genres of film, literature, academia and performing arts. We felt that by hosting a fusion of these art forms in the magnificent setting of Sighisoara's medieval citadel, in the heart of Transylvania, something very exciting would happen - and it did! We are aware of a number of creative collaborations that had their genesis within those ancient walls and for the last four years we have been honoured by FilmFreeway listing us in their top 100 festivals in the World.


VampfestIn 2022 we are packing our coffins and travelling to the Welsh city of Cardiff, where our key location will be the spectacular Gothic mansion, Insole Court

Confirmed guests already include:
Juliet Landau
Deverill Weekes
Kim Newman
Mike Muncer
Dr Stacey Abbott (presenting the keynote talk at the Vampire Academic Conference).


Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes and the festival organisers, Juliet and Dev are no longer able to attend the festival in person. Instead, they will be joining us online to present the UK Premiere of A Place Among the Dead on Wednesday and at the Golden Stakes Awards on Friday.

INDUSTRY DELEGATE PROGRAMME AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCE


Feedback from Delegates over the years has told us that running a programme for professionals from the sectors of Film, TV, Literature and Performing Arts alongside our Academic Conference creates a unique creative alchemy. Our 2022 Industry and Academic Conference is being held in the gothic splendour of Cardiff’s Insole Court, a key filming location for Deborah Harkness’ ‘Discovery of Witches.’

IVFAF films will be screened at nearby Chapter Arts.

For further information about Delegate tickets CLICK HERE.

FILM...
From the 1922 classic Nosferatu to Christopher Lee's Hammer creation and into the Twilight collection, vampires have been the enduring genre in cinema with 170 versions of Dracula alone. Television joined the party later on but the ratings of Buffy, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, The Strain, The Passage and a Discovery of Witches, along with internet based series such as Carmilla, proves that we all love being scared by, or attracted to vampires.‚Äč

Each year IVFAF invites short and feature films to be submitted for screening. From the shortlist of nominated films, a Golden Stake Award is given to the Best Feature Film and Best Short Film with Silver Stake Awards given as runner up prizes in each category.
 

IVFAF SHORT FILM SCREAMINGS 2022

2022 GOLDEN STAKE NOMINATED FEATURE FILMS

 
A Place Among The Dead  Juliet Landau  United States
Fornacis  Aurelia Mencin  France
The Monsters Without  Randa Kamradt  United States
     

2022 GOLDEN STAKE NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

 
How My Girl Ignited on the 3rd Date  Marton Nacy  Romania
Ill  Tim Dubbert  Germany
Lucy X Mina  Sean Rourke  United States
Lino  Aurelian Vernhes-Lermusiaux  France
Ophelia  Klaudia Lanka  France
Vamp Nite  Roberto J Lopez  United States
When They Come  Hunter Collins  Canada
Literature...
From early 18th century poetry, through the classic Victorian gothic phase and continuing to the modern day, vampires continue to be arguably the most popular recurring theme in literature.

Each year IVFAF recognises new works of vampire literature and confers Golden Stake Awards to the best novel and short story.

New works, published traditionally or on-line since October 2021, can be submitted for consideration until 30 April 2022.



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Vampire Academic Conference...

Full Programme
Each year a leading university specialising in gothic and vampire studies curates the Academic Conference. Previous curating universities were the University of South Wales, Seton Hill, Kutztown, Edinburgh Napier and the State College of Florida
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We are looking for new or emerging, unpublished short story writers. Tell us your vampiric short story in less than 666 Words

There are two categories; Under and Over 16 years old. The Winners will have their stories narrated by a professional actor as published as an audio file on the IVFAF website. You will also be invited to the 2022 Golden Stake Awards in Cardiff.

Please submit your entry as an email, with an attached Word document using a standard 12 point font, to submissions@ivfaf.com
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Welcome to our festival! Come freely. Go safely; and leave some of the happiness you bring!
Contact us...
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To contact us’ please use the email addresses below.


 Film Submissions:
submissions@ivfaf.com
Literary Submissions:
kate@ivfaf.com
 General:
info@ivfaf.com
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